22 May 2012

Volvo Ocean Race meets Tropical Storm Alberto (video)

A night of chaos at the mercy of Tropical Storm Alberto for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Groupama made gains while the rest of the boats suffered rough conditions, but with calmer weather on the way the pack are making ground.

Volvo Ocean Race Tracker (shows current position of boats) 
photo of Volvo Ocean Race sailboat in Tropical Storm Alberto
photo of Volvo Ocean Race sailboat in Tropical Storm Alberto (source: volvooceanrace.com)

Volvo Ocean Race - Winds ease as Groupama's lead narrows + Video
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, a semblance of normality returned to the fleet on Tuesday after 24 hours of chaotic action for the teams as they fought to second guess the volatile tropical storm Alberto. Franck Cammas' crew on Groupama read the weather ...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet click off miles towards Lisbon
Sail World
In the Volvo Ocean Race, it's all gone a little bit quiet out on the Atlantic race track for the fleet after tropical storm Alberto swept across all but leg leader Franck Cammas/FRA and Groupama yesterday. The six-boat fleet has had a more satisfactory...

Sail World

Ocean Race boats back after storm
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has emerged unscathed from Tropical Storm Alberto's crashing waves, strong winds and lightning. The main Volvo Ocean Race fleet have set about hauling back French leaders Groupama after straying far too close to Tropical ...

Volvo Ocean Race : “Telefonica” makes it through tropical storm Alberto ...
BYM News (press release)
Tropical storm “Alberto” has taken centre stage over the past 24 hours of racing, surprising the fleet by changing course in a completely unpredictable fashion. On board “Telefónica” some extreme sailing conditions have been overcome and now the yacht ...

Volvo Ocean Race : Tropical storm wreaks havoc among the fleet
BYM News (press release)
After a day of thunderstorms and lightning on Tuesday, which lit up the racetrack like a battlefield, the six-boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet has settled back into some high-speed sailing across the Atlantic led by Franck Cammas/FRA and Groupama.

Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama plays Tropical Storm Alberto to perfection
Although speeds have settled at around 18 knots for the leader, the chasing pack of five in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have yet to engage in a really high-speed chase. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's skipper, Ian Walker/GBR, is looking for a break, ...


Boats withstand storm to launch comeback
Bangkok Post
The main Volvo Ocean Race fleet set about hauling back French leaders Groupama on Tuesday after straying far too close to Tropical Storm Alberto, with predictably fierce consequences. Groupama Sailing Team crew at the start of leg 7 during the Volvo ...

Camper storm chasing in bid to play catch up
STORM CHASING: Team New Zealand's Camper remains off the pace early in the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon. Team New Zealand's Camper remains off the pace early in the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Miami to Lisbon.


Yachting: Camper slip behind leader
New Zealand Herald
Photo / ETNZ Camper are already playing catch-up just 24 hours into the seventh leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and are now racing to pick up a frontal system that could hold the key for line honours. The Team New Zealand boat is fifth, 59.3 nautical miles ...

Topsy-turvy Camper
Camper's position in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is moving back and forward as rapidly as the Gulf Stream as the six boats jockey for position on the first day out of Miami. Earlier this morning, Camper had escalated from fourth to second spot, ...


VIDEO: Camper sits in second in Volvo Ocean Race
3News NZ
Camper Team New Zealand is sitting in second place early on in the latest leg of theVolvo Ocean Race, heading to Lisbon in Portugal. They are 47 nautical miles behind leaders Groupama, which provided a chance to test out new racing crew member Nick...

3News NZ

Camper ploughs on after tropical storm stoush
Camper was 70 miles behind Groupama at one stage but emerged unscathed and with lighter winds engulfing the fleet on the other side of the storm they had whittled back that deficit to just 26 miles as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet compressed.

First carbon neutral sailing race
Providence Eyewitness News
NEWPORT, RI (WPRI) - The country's first carbon-neutral sailing race will wrap up in Newport May 26-27. The 2012 Atlantic Cup is a nearly 900 mile race with fifteen boats. It a three stage race that starts in Charleston, South Carolina, ...

LateRooms.com - Sailing fans to visit Falmouth for J Class Regatta
PR Urgent (press release)
The J-Class Regatta will bring a fleet of super-yachts to Falmouth Bay in June. Next month's J-ClassRegatta should see sailing enthusiasts descend on Falmouth in great numbers. The event, which is set to run from Tuesday June 26th to Saturday June ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama avoid worst of tropical storm Alberto
Sail World
We're likely to go through every point of sail on our way to Lisbon, and even some upwind sailing in the middle of the Atlantic. It promises to be extremely varied and we're likely to go through the entire sail wardrobe… We shouldn't get too close to ...

Sail World

Kitesurfing devotee hails Olympic inclusion
But it's certainly bound to bring a surge in business for the sailing discipline which is growing in popularity. The decision came under harsh criticism from New Zealand's boardsailing community – who have to make way for kitesurfing at the Games ...

Bermuda Sailors In Connecticut Sailing Champs
Three Bermudian sailors represented their respective secondary schools at the New England Schools Sailing Association (NESSA) Team Race Championship this past weekend at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Connor Astwood (Hotchkiss School), ...


Volvo Ocean Race: French team Groupama use Tropical Storm Alberto to carve lead
The race for the overall title is extremely tight after more than six months of racing around the world in sailing's longest and toughest test with only three offshore legs to go before the finish in Galway, Ireland in July.


London 2012 Olympic Tickets – Availability Update in Advance of 23 May Sale
PR Web (press release)
Race Walk, Mountain Biking, Artistic Gymnastics, Rowing, Sailing and Water Polo. There is low availability in Gymnastics (Trampoline) and Shooting, with tickets starting from £40 to £185. There is very low availability for tickets to medal events.

PR Web (press release)

Australia's Lake Eyre native title decision - but what of the sailing?
Sail World
In 2000, the Lake Eyre Yacht Club was formed and, under the enthusiastic guidance of its commodore Bob Backway, the sport flourished every time there was water. However, in 2011, sailing was stopped by the National Parks and Wildlife, asking that the ...

Sail World

Women sailors bring pride to nation
Oman Daily Observer
By Maryam Khalfan — MUSCAT — In a milestone achievement, 21 Omani womensailors brought pride to the nation on accomplishment of the instructor sailingprogramme, which is accredited by the International Sailing Associations Federation (ISAF).

Oman Daily Observer

SAILING: Home win puts Welland in command
Spalding Guardian
WELLAND Yacht Club will take an 11 point lead into into the second leg of their annual regatta against Ferry Meadows after impressing on home water. The wind was blowing from 15-18mph, providing some exciting racing and more than the odd capsize at the ...

Hundreds of police deployed for Olympics duty
This is Cornwall
The bulk of Devon and Cornwall's officers involved will be going to Weymouth, in Dorset, which is hosting the Olympic sailing events, although some specialist officers are being deployed to London. Figures released by the Association of Chief Police ...

GP14 Open at Burwain Sailing Club
Sail World
GP14 Open was held at Burwain Sailing Club over the weekend, on Sunday 20th May 2012. Unlike previous weeks, Burwains open was a gentle affair with light and fickle winds, perhaps this had some influence on the numbers with 12 hardy sailors taking to...

Sail World

Volvo Ocean Race; Two days into Leg 7 and race fleet cop a pasting
Sail World
They thought they were lining up for a quick, relatively easy first stage of Leg 7 – but Tropical Storm Alberto had other ideas, quickly changing direction and turning the downwind sailing of Day 1 into a survival situation sailing straight into 35 ...

Sail World

Final London 2012 Olympic places decided
Netherlands Antilles, Peru and South Africa take the number of nations qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition up to 57 after the 470, Finn and Laser Radial World Championships were completed this month. The Laser Radial fleet at ...


Volvo Ocean Race - Life is wet onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
Sail World
They speared off in a massive header that only worsened and before long they weresailing 90-degrees to our course, on the same tack, straight for the clouds. The next sched they were 22 miles back. The line between benefit and detriment is that fine, ...

Sail World

Somalia: Six Pirates On Trial in Paris Over Capture of Le Ponant Crew
The trial has opened in Paris of six Somalis charged with taking the 30 crew of luxury sailing ship Le Ponant hostage in the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden in 2008. Only one admits to being a pirate, two admit to having been aboard the ...

The Jericho Sailing Centre slams the closing of Kits Coast Guard base with no ...
CKNW News Talk 980
The General Manager of the Jericho Sailing Centre says closing the Kits Point Coast Guard station impacts the safety of all marine recreational users. Mike Cotter says with 250000 boat launches a year they have their own volunteer rescue team who could ...

NAZEING: Families enjoy sailing at open day
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
Broxbourne Sailing Club, which is based in Meadgate Road, Nazeing, opened their doors to anyone who wanted to take a trip out on to their lagoon on Saturday, May 19. Children were shown by instructors how to control a vessel and trips were made out on ...

Sailing clinics at Medemblik
By photographer
In cooperation with the City of Medemblik and the Institute for Sports Instructors, the Delta Lloyd Regatta is organizing sailing clinics in the harbors of Medemblik. Children from schools from...
Delta Lloyd Regatta

The 10 Best Sailing Apps | Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts ...
By Mark Moore
Mobile applications are freakishly popular these days, and thanks to the technological advances of smart phones, the best sailing apps are fast becoming the.
Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts...

6 Somalis on trial in Paris charged with taking crew of sailing ship Le ...
6 Somalis on trial in Paris charged with taking crew of sailing ship Le Ponant hostage in 2008 - @BBCWorld.
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Anchors Aweigh to the start of Cork Week July 7th to 13th, 2012 ...
By Claire Bateman
By bringing together a sailing event of international quality the Royal Cork provides an opportunity for both sailors and spectators alike to meet old friends, engage in a top class sailing competition, and enjoy the waterside hospitality and ...
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Haydn Sewell Crowned 2012 Optimist Inland Regatta Fleet ...
By Rachael Brooks
Isle of Wight sailor Haydn Sewell became the 2012 Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Regatta fleet Champion at the weekend with a dominating display of sailing at the national event. Held over two days at Grafham Water, 74 young sailors from all ...
Ventnor Blog » Isle of Wight...

Hobie capsize over and over and over offshore - Sailing Anarchy Forums
I just found this on the BeachCat.com Forum, I think there is a lot to learn about beachcat security. It's scaring and worst to see it entirely. ...

Sea Master Sailing takes a look back at Act 2 » Extreme Sailing Series
China's city of sailing played host to the eight regular Extreme 40 teams, plus a ninth wildcard entry from local boat China Team from the 17-20 April, with one ...
sailing away | itty bitty bomb

sunfish sailing after a storm [video] « my2fish: a blog about sunfish ...
here's a cool video of Bill Springer, a senior editor at Sail Magazine, sailing on a Sunfish the ...

First batch of Omani women sailing instructors graduate
Times of Oman
Muscat: Twenty-one young women made history yesterday when they were certified as Oman's first female sailing instructors. It is a big achievement not only for the women of the country, but for the whole GCC. Oman Sail Women's Programme organised the...

Times of Oman

Smooth sailing: Marion native gives birth aboard a sailboat
The Daily Republican
The sailboat is home to Nicole, her husband Jack, 19-month-old daughter Marietta, and now newborn son Jack Benjamin. “We wanted to have a home birth,” said Nicole. “It just so happens that our home is a sailboat.” The couple has sailed the 44-foot boat ...

Cork Week on Track to Deliver a First Class Sailing Regatta
Cork Week is on track to deliver a first class sailing regatta, especially to sailors visiting Ireland's most prestigious yachting regatta from overseas. Cork Week's Chairman, Pat Lyons sums up what Cork Week is all about. "Cork Week comes along every ...

The Blurr wins 2012 Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series opener at Opua
Sail World
Following on from their class success in the Champion of Champions regatta sailedlast week at RAYC, NZ's top Elliott 5.9 sailors got back to business for the first regatta in the 2012 Traveller Series. Sailed over the weekend of May 19-20 2012, ...

Sail World

From the Olympic Games to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week for Great ...
BYM News (press release)
The 2012 edition of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, received a boost for the event's 'Best of British' theme today (Tuesday 22 May 2012) with the announcement that Skandia Team GBR's topsailors will be present at the world famous regatta, ...

Sailing School finds success by embracing Social Media
Sail World
It's a story from which many a struggling sailing school could take a lead. The Seven Seas Sailing School, located in Buffalo, New York State, USA, was a challenging seasonal business, kept going by a lot of passion and determination, but the company...

Sail World

Regatta sails onto Okanagan Lake
by Contributed - Story: 75483 The Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA) held its yearly Springtime Regatta over the May long weekend. The Regatta, featuring 75 boats from across BC and Alberta, is the largest sailing event in the BC Interior.


Quality Assured For RS:X Boards
International Sailing Federation
The visit to the RS:X equipment manufacturers forms part of ISAF's responsibility for technical control and direction of the Olympic Sailing Competition. The equipment is inspected in preparation for its allocation to the sailors who will compete at ...

International Sailing Federation 

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